Reuters - "Perceptions Of Cancer Care May Not Match Reality"

 – April 13, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

To see what influences a woman's perception of her care, and how that compares to its actual quality, researchers in New York interviewed 374 women treated for early-stage breast cancer. They found that most of the women tended to underestimate the quality of care they received. And often, their views were most shaped by the experience of getting care and by how much they trusted their doctors. "There are a lot of obstacles that you have to get past in order to get what you need, and as a system we need to make it easier to get care," said the report's lead author, Dr. Nina Bickell, an associate professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Learn more